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The Look of Love (Diana Krall album)

The Look of Love is the sixth studio album by Canadian singer Diana Krall, released on September 18, 2001 by Verve Records. It became Krall's first album to top the Canadian Albums Chart. In 2002, the album earned Al Schmitt the Grammy Award for Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical, and received the Juno Award for Album of the Year in Canada.

The Look of Love
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Studio album by
ReleasedSeptember 18, 2001 (2001-09-18)
RecordedJanuary 22 – June 4, 2001
Studio
Genre
Length50:26
LabelVerve
ProducerTommy LiPuma
Diana Krall chronology
When I Look in Your Eyes
(1999)
The Look of Love
(2001)
Live in Paris
(2002)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic3/5 stars[1]
Robert Christgau(choice cut)[2]

Arranger Claus Ogerman uses a similar orchestration for "S'Wonderful" as the one he wrote for the 1976 João Gilberto album Amoroso.

ReceptionEdit

Jim Santella of All About Jazz commented "Lush strings and gliding flutes surround Diana Krall's tender vocals. Even her substantial piano interludes take on the appearance of drifting mists, through the mix of orchestral timbres. With an emphasis on her sultry vocal interpretations, the latest album reaches out to a broad, popular music audience. Nothing wrong with that. It's just that jazz fans usually want the improvised licks along with their melodies... By interpreting classic love songs, Krall's latest album turns toward romantic interests. The clutter of a large string orchestra, however, obscures the total picture".[3]

John Kreicbergs of PopMatters added "Simply said, her piano chops are more than adequate to back up her incredible voice. Yet this is exactly what makes The Look of Love so maddening. Krall's piano work is practically nonexistent on most of the tracks, save for a few perfunctory solos that often sink into in a sea of overly lush string and orchestral arrangements".[4]

Doug Ramsey of JazzTimes said "The songs, including Burt Bacharach’s title tune, are superb. The arrangements and performances enhance them. Krall’s singing has improved with her every album. It is at a high level. If her record company can make her a major star with albums this good, and if it doesn’t push her piano further into the background, serious listeners should have no complaint".[5] A reviewer of Cosmopolis noted "With her new album The Look of Love, Diana Krall confirms her exceptional status as a jazz singer. Her new CD is a touch too polished, too clean, but never kitsch, as one might have feared, since the album was recorded together with the London Symphony Orchestra. But the special, sometimes rough-edged character of her previous recordings is missing".[6]

Track listingEdit

No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."S'Wonderful"4:28
2."Love Letters"4:55
3."I Remember You"3:55
4."Cry Me a River"Arthur Hamilton5:03
5."Besame Mucho"Consuelo Velázquez6:40
6."The Night We Called It a Day"5:41
7."Dancing in the Dark"5:48
8."I Get Along Without You Very Well"
3:44
9."The Look of Love"4:42
10."Maybe You'll Be There"5:30

PersonnelEdit

Credits adapted from the liner notes of The Look of Love.[7]

ChartsEdit

CertificationsEdit

Region Certification Certified units/sales
Australia (ARIA)[48] Platinum 70,000^
Austria (IFPI Austria)[49] Gold 20,000*
Brazil (Pro-Música Brasil)[50] Gold 50,000*
Canada (Music Canada)[51] 7× Platinum 700,000^
Denmark (IFPI Denmark)[52] Gold 25,000^
France (SNEP)[53] Platinum 300,000*
Germany (BVMI)[54] Gold 10,000^
New Zealand (RMNZ)[55] Platinum 15,000^
Switzerland (IFPI Switzerland)[56] Gold 20,000^
United Kingdom (BPI)[57] Gold 100,000^
United States (RIAA)[59] Platinum 1,600,000[58]
Summaries
Europe (IFPI)[60] Platinum 1,000,000*

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone

ReferencesEdit

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